MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
Contact: Mary Beth Murrill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 5, 1998
STARDUST COMET MISSION EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE
Educators are invited to apply for 15 new fellowships offered by
NASA's Stardust comet sample return mission, which is managed by NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
An announcement of opportunity for the fellowships is being
distributed to solicit applications from professional science educators
including classroom teachers, curriculum specialists and museum or science
center staff, who would be eligible for selection and training in early
1998. Those chosen will join 10 Stardust Educator Fellows who were selected
last year to conduct educator training and to field test workshops and
materials relating to the Stardust mission and comet science in general.
The fellowships are part of Stardust's education and outreach
program, which, with the Challenger Center space education organization, is
implementing a nationwide teacher training initiative and developing
educational modules targeted at grades 5 through 8.
Stardust Educator Fellows will receive an expense-paid intensive
educator training workshop covering the Stardust mission and science related
to the mission; a three-day course on presenting the strategies of mission
planning and a complete teacher-training presenter package to use for
conducting Stardust workshops; priority updates and mailings on Stardust
mission information and materials; materials to help plan and promote
Stardust workshops; continued contact with the Stardust science team to
answer questions and to facilitate discussion, and access to a 1/25th scale
model of the spacecraft on loan from JPL.
In return, selected fellows must commit to conduct a minimum of two
educator training workshops per year (approved by the Stardust education
outreach team) and to share evaluation information from those workshops with
Stardust educational partners.
To receive the announcement, please contact Kerri Beisser at
Challenger Center either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at
(703) 683-9740. When leaving a message, please include a mailing address or
FAX number where an application may be sent.